Robert Gould, PhD
Assistant Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Dr. Robert Gould conducts translational pharmacology research pairing complex behavioral tasks with measures of brain function to aid our understanding of CNS disorders and develop novel pharmacotherapies. He has extensive experience examining pharmacological manipulations on behavior/brain function across preclinical models of addiction, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and aging.
Dr. Gould’s research currently involves investigating how altered brain function contributes to substance use disorder (SUD) and how normalizing aspects of aberrant brain function may facilitate successful addiction treatment. Modeling and attempting to reverse these substance-induced disorders, including sleep disturbances, represents a new treatment approach for SUD with direct application to human studies and clinical trials.